New Car Review

2018 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta: Overview

RELATED READING
See all Ferrari LaFerrari articles
RESEARCH BY MAKE
Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Ferrari cars, trucks and SUVs
Acura cars, trucks and SUVs Alfa Romeo cars, trucks and SUVs AMC cars, trucks and SUVs Aston Martin cars, trucks and SUVs Audi cars, trucks and SUVs Bentley cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Bugatti cars, trucks and SUVs Buick cars, trucks and SUVs Cadillac cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Chrysler cars, trucks and SUVs Daewoo cars, trucks and SUVs Datsun cars, trucks and SUVs DeLorean cars, trucks and SUVs Dodge cars, trucks and SUVs Eagle cars, trucks and SUVs Ferrari cars, trucks and SUVs FIAT cars, trucks and SUVs Fisker cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Freightliner cars, trucks and SUVs Genesis cars, trucks and SUVs Geo cars, trucks and SUVs GMC cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs HUMMER cars, trucks and SUVs Hyundai cars, trucks and SUVs INFINITI cars, trucks and SUVs Isuzu cars, trucks and SUVs Jaguar cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Kia cars, trucks and SUVs Lamborghini cars, trucks and SUVs Land Rover cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs Lincoln cars, trucks and SUVs Lotus cars, trucks and SUVs Maserati cars, trucks and SUVs Maybach cars, trucks and SUVs MAZDA cars, trucks and SUVs McLaren cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Mercury cars, trucks and SUVs MINI cars, trucks and SUVs Mitsubishi cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Oldsmobile cars, trucks and SUVs Plymouth cars, trucks and SUVs Pontiac cars, trucks and SUVs Porsche cars, trucks and SUVs RAM cars, trucks and SUVs Rolls-Royce cars, trucks and SUVs Saab cars, trucks and SUVs Saturn cars, trucks and SUVs Scion cars, trucks and SUVs smart cars, trucks and SUVs SRT cars, trucks and SUVs Subaru cars, trucks and SUVs Suzuki cars, trucks and SUVs Tesla cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Volvo cars, trucks and SUVs Yugo cars, trucks and SUVs
RESEARCH BY STYLE
AWD/4WD
Commercial
Convertible
Coupe
Hatchback
Hybrid/Electric
Luxury
Sedan
SUV/Crossover
Truck
Van/Minivan
Wagon
ADDITIONAL MODEL INFORMATION

author photo by Joe Tralongo May 2018

What's New For 2018?

Revealed at the Paris Motor Show in 2016, the 2018 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta has finally made its way to its pre-approved U.S. customers, which means it's already sold out.

What We Like

Amazing looks; tremendous performance; brings open-air driving experience to the LaFerrari lineup

What We Don't

We can't afford to own one; we can't afford to buy one; we'll probably never see one

Overview

The LaFerrari Aperta is a drop-top version of the well-known LaFerrari exotic supercar, which was sold in a limited quantity (reportedly just under 500 units) a few years ago. The Aperta is even more limited, as Ferrari says they'll produce just 209 examples of the drop-top supercar -- the first time the brand has ever offered both coupe and convertible versions of its "supercar" line.

On the outside, the Aperta looks a lot like the original car, save for the fact that, well, the roof comes off. It's not a power-operated top, like in some rivals, but rather two carbon-fiber panels that have to be removed by hand. It's not the most graceful solution, but it helps save weight -- and reduce complexity.

Not that the LaFerrari is a car devoted to reducing complexity. Under the skin, you'll find a carbon-fiber chassis, a dual-clutch automatic transmission and a 6.3-liter V12 with a hybrid component that combine for a total of 950 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. The result is zero to 60 in under 3 seconds and a top speed of nearly 220 miles per hour -- amazing numbers, even in today's world of crazy exotic cars.

Of course, the Aperta is expensive -- and, more importantly, it's all sold out. In fact, you have to be invited to buy one -- and if you haven't been yet, then you won't be. In fact, one customer even sued Ferrari when they passed him up and deemed him "unqualified" to buy the car. If you were invited to buy it, get ready to shell out serious money: The Aperta is reported to cost around $2 million, although one reportedly sold at a charity auction last year for $10 million.

Find a Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta for sale

This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
2018 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta: Overview - Autotrader